Sunday, February 10, 2008

Do you believe a frog can jump out of your ear?

This summer, I was talking to a friend of mine who had lost his phone while we were in Africa. I told him that I believed that God was so powerful that he could make a frog jump out of my ear, so if he wanted to make his phone appear, he could. That’s easy to say when it has nothing to do with you. It’s hard to say when its your story.

Here’s my story: the other day I was working at El Sendero and through a series of events, my purse got left out in the cafĂ© for no more than a minute. But in that minute, it was gone. My camera, my immigration card, the keys to my apartment and my money were all gone. At the time, it didn’t really phase me. “It’s just stuff; completely and totally replaceable.” Then I found out what a pain in the butt it was to replace an immigration card and started realizing how much I really do use my camera.

I felt a little put out and frustrated; not at the loss of stuff but at the pain it was to get it replaced. Today God brought a story to my mind. It’s in Matthew where Jesus fed 5000 people and then again another 4000. After all that had happened, the disciples and Jesus were going somewhere and the disciples forgot to bring bread. Jesus was telling them to beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and they all said to one another, “Its because we forgot the bread.” And Jesus rebukes them saying, “Didn’t I just feed 5000 and then another 4000, this isn’t about the bread!”

I realized that I can watch Jesus do miracles and see him provide, but many times when it comes down to it, I don’t believe he’ll do it for me. Somehow I don’t believe that he has my best in mind. What a lie from Satan!

So, right now, I’m praying that the Lord will miraculously bring back my bag in one piece. And even if he doesn’t, that’s ok because I’m learning yet another lesson that everything He does in life is for HIS GLORY and if He receives glory through my bag being taken, I wouldn’t want it any other way.


Beth Daugherty said...

I'll be praying with you. We know He provides and can...whether He will that's up to Him. You will meet a lot of people though trying to get your things back. Always a reason for things. God is good.

I love hearing from you Jamie!! Thanks for keeping up the communication.

Jamie said...

thanks girl :) i really appreciate the prayers... thanks for keeping up with me!

Krista said...

Jamie - Hi! I love reading your blog & getting your emails. Sorry to hear about your missing bag. Who knows, while trying to locate your bag you could meet some people that God wants you to talk to!!!??? You are in my families daily prayers. I love you!

Dana Marie said...

maybe you had to lose your purse so some ridiculously hot latino man with a freaking awesome accent could find it and sweep you off your feet and you can marry him and have little latino/chinese babies. ohhhh i like it!

(some say i script life--i have NO idea what they're talking about! haha!)